With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, parents around the world are struggling to find new ideas and ways to keep their kids engaged and entertained. With extra spare time in hand, it’s great for parents to teach essential life skills to children. What better than cooking and baking, which are not just fun activities but also help to relieve stress and anxiety during these unprecedented times. This way, you can have the needed help from your kid and some family time that was long pending prior to the lockdown. So, check out some quick and easy recipes that’ll come in handy to you!

Banana Pancakes

We all love to occasionally start our day by having pancakes for breakfast. And now that our schedules have changed owing to the pandemic and work from home scenario, let’s take complete advantage of the situation and prepare breakfast unitedly. Pancakes are an all-time favorite of not just parents but kids as well, and the best part, they need minimal ingredients; mostly eggs, all-purpose flour, 1 ripe banana, butter or oil for cooking, and castor sugar. The extras can include nuts, chocolate chips, honey, granola, or cocoa powder.

Home Pizza

Setting up a weekly pizza evening with homemade dough and customized toppings can be an interesting lockdown ritual for your family. The little one can look after the toppings while you can be in charge of the base and pizza sauce. Just grab plain flour, yeast, olive oil, and salt for preparing the dough, and keep aside some mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and mozzarella for loading your pizza. Right before garnishing, sprinkle fresh oregano and chili flakes for an added authentic flavor.

Egg Sandwich

Who doesn’t like an egg for breakfast? But if it comes in a different version, say, like a sandwich, even the ones who don’t like it are certain to get addicted to it. Plus, this recipe won’t take up more than 10 minutes of your day. Boil as many eggs as you need and simultaneously, spread some butter on your bread, a little chilli sauce, and place a slice of cheese on it. Now layer your bread with pieces of eggs, grill it all together, and you are good to go!

Peanut Chaat

Spicy and tangy peanut chaat is the easiest to make and doesn’t require more than 5 minutes. Plus, it can be a great snack during tea-time if you end up craving something to munch on. Add lots of vegetables – let it be onions, tomatoes, capsicum, carrots, and boiled potatoes, and finally garnish with coriander and lemon juice. Sprinkle red chilli powder and chaat masala for extra spice. Your chaat is ready to eat!

Fruit Salad

Tart apples and sweet grapes, pineapple, watermelon, bananas, blackberry, and blueberries are tossed with crunchy almonds in a light creamy dressing to make this healthy and tasty fruit salad. You can sprinkle a pinch of chaat masala for the extra zing.

These easy recipes are a great way to introduce your kids to a variety of delicious food that does not necessarily need a lot of time investment. So, while they finish their homework on one side, they can contribute a couple of minutes to making any of these dishes!

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